Walnuts are a delicious and smart additive to a healthy life-style. Among the many benefits, walnuts contain amino acid which is a benefit for heart health. Walnuts also contain omega-3 fat, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is anti-inflammatory and may prevent the formation of pathological blood clots. Walnuts also contain several antioxidants that are available in only a few commonly eaten foods. They include quinine jublone, tannin tellimagrandin, and flavonol morin. Eat a handful a day as a snack or use them in your cooking and baking.